Dear Brother Tunnicliffe,
As you know, the Sudan Evangelical Alliance was formally registered in the
Last week from March 13th through 17th, ALARM organized the Sudanese Strategic Leadership Consultation that brought together leaders from all major denominations from
I have never seen such a spirit of unity and togetherness among different national denominations like I witnessed last week in . On the second day, the leaders worked on a purpose or mission statement that will guide their efforts. After discussing this in five different groups, the leaders came up with one statement that summarized common themes that were occurring in different discussions and different groups. The adopted purpose statement for the
After discussing current needs and ministry opportunities in the country of Sudan, the delegates identified five key ministry areas that the church of Sudan is committed to deal with together as a body of believers: These areas are: (1) Economic Empowerment, (2) Evangelism and Discipleship, (3) Education and Training; (4) Health and Sanitation, and (5) Counseling and Rehabilitation.
At the end of the consultation, all leaders unanimously decided that these five areas will constitute the Commissions of Sudan Evangelical Alliance. Members of these commissions were elected from groups that worked on these areas. A committee of five key church leaders was put in place to follow-up on these commissions. The Sudanese Church leaders invited ALARM not only to continue providing the direction, mentoring SEA leaders and partnering with SEA in those areas of our expertise but they also asked ALARM to help in enlisting support from the Evangelical community worldwide. You may or may not be aware that I have been acting as the Interim General Secretary of the Sudan Evangelical Alliance since its foundation and I am mentoring its leadership until the end of 2007.
May I request once again the leadership of World Evangelical Alliance and the community of all Evangelicals to take this golden opportunity to support, encourage, and partner with Sudan Evangelical Alliance which has potentials to change and
I hope and pray that God will use AEA to strengthen SEA and partner with its commissions to the Glory of God and for the wholistic transformation of and
Rev. Celestin Musekura,
Rev. Celestin Musekura
President & International Director
African Leadership And Reconciliation Ministries, Inc.